Top Tips for Sprucing up your Kitchen ready for the Sale of your House

Tips and Advice

The kitchen is considered to be the most important room in the house, and so ensuring that it is in the best condition possible is a good way of making a positive impression on potential buyers. If they can fall in love with your kitchen that might be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing which house they wish to buy. There are a number of different things that you can do to spruce up your kitchen and make it more appealing to viewers, and we have compiled a list to help you along the way:

Give your Kitchen a Facelift

For many people giving their kitchen a makeover, painting is often the first thing that they will look to do. A lot of active buyers will look for a bright kitchen, so using a white or bright colour scheme will help to do this, especially if it has recently been implemented, giving a fresh look to the room. An alternative to this would be to have a bright colour on the wall, whilst ensuring that the cabinets are white.

A kitchen cabinet facelift is also a good way of improving your kitchen, as tired or dated cabinets may have an impact on whether or not viewers will like your kitchen, which could then have an impact on whether or not they will want to buy your house. Updating the existing cabinets can be a much cheaper alternative to replacing them and, when done well, can be just as good. White cabinets are a popular choice as the lighter colour appears to open up the kitchen and make it appear more spacious. As well as this, adding simple and modern finishes to your kitchen cabinets will help to create a fresh, modern look that will really appeal to viewers.

Add Quality Features to your Kitchen

Although it may not be so cost effective, investing in good quality appliances to suit your new-look kitchen can really appeal to potential buyers. Not only will the design and appearance of the kitchen be really appealing to them, but the chance to benefit from such quality appliances may be a deciding factor in their decision to buy.

Adding features that stick in the minds of potential buyers is certainly a way of showing how good your house is, and why they should buy it. For example, if you’re looking to invest in modernising the kitchen space, exploring new ways of using the kitchen and in-particular kitchen cabinets can set your kitchen apart from the competition.

Examples such as floating shelving units, handless kitchen cabinets and slide-out shelves can create a space that buyers may not have seen or experienced before and may provide them with extra space within the kitchen that would have otherwise gone unused, giving them attractive features to remember after their viewing.

Add Personality to your Kitchen

A good way to make your kitchen more appealing to viewers is to add life and personality to it, and this can be done in a number of ways.

Firstly, ensure all windows have been cleaned; this also includes the blinds you choose to add. Choosing the right type of blinds can give you more creative freedom to create a clean and neutral theme.

Blinds such as Roman or Roller Blinds are available in a range of colours and patterns and allow for plenty of light to enter the room or for a more traditional look, Venetian or Wooden blinds add texture without the need to use heavy materials, which may make the room feel enclosed and small.

Another good way to add personality would be to look at adding a rug into the kitchen, with light colours and nice patterns; you can create a nice look whilst giving the room a little bit more substance.

The perfect final touch to finish off your preparations is to create an inviting atmosphere; this may be by cooking freshly baked bread or cakes, which will fill the kitchen with a smell we all love! If you want to add a pop of colour, adding a vibrant bunch of bright flowers will let viewers see what other colours blend well within the room, so they can begin to personalise the space within their own minds.

These small but important finishing touches show that you care about your home, which lets potential buyers know that you have taken good care of the property.

Author Bio
Tara Neil Kitchens and Bedrooms provide a wide range of high quality bespoke fitted kitchens, bedrooms and wardrobes from their showroom in Woodley, Reading.

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